Gomel customs officers found marijuana at the checkpoint «Novaya Guta» during customs operations in one of the regular buses with the Kiev – Klaipeda message that arrived from Ukraine.
The drug was hidden under the passenger seat of the bus. And it was possible to establish the place of its concealment thanks to the work of the canine service. The dog indicated the possible presence of narcotic drugs.
Further examination of the space under the seat revealed one pack of CAMEL cigarettes in a transparent plastic bag and another bundle wrapped with duct tape.
As it turned out, there were five cigarettes in the pack, which instead of tobacco was wrapped with a substance of plant origin. The package contained a similar substance.
The detected substances were sent for examination to the Department of the State Committee of forensic examinations in the Gomel region.
For reference: Marijuana directly affects mental activity, the ability to understand, abstract thinking, memory in General. After use, various States may occur: panic, anxiety, and psychosis. With long-term use, the substance will begin to act on a person, bringing in the functions and work of the body disorders, in particular, in the heart, lungs and sexual system. Of course, marijuana is addictive.
Gomel customs is conducting a check on the fact of committing a crime under part 1 of article 328-1 of the Criminal code of the Republic of Belarus.
In 2019 - early 2020, Homel customs officers opened 63 criminal cases on the facts of illegal movement across the customs border and trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substances.
Based on the materials of the Gomel customs